Anzac Day ser­vices and events

North West Telegraph - - News - Robert Dougherty

The Pil­bara is get­ting ready for Aus­tralia’s na­tional day of re­mem­brance, Anzac Day, next week.

Res­i­dents will gather at the War Memo­rial op­po­site the Es­planade Ho­tel in Port Hed­land at 5.30am, with the ser­vice start­ing at 5.40am on Wed­nes­day, April 25.

There will be an Anzac Day ad­dress from the Royal Aus­tralian Navy with the sound­ing of the Last Post at 6am, fol­lowed by the lay­ing of wreaths and a pa­rade and salute.

Res­i­dents can then travel to the Port Hed­land Yacht Club for a gun­fire break­fast at 6.30am.

Anzac House on Hed­ditch Street will open at 9.30am for a bar­be­cue lunch pro­vided by the Girl Guides, while those in Port can take part in a game of two-up at the Pier Ho­tel.

An RSL Port Hed­land spokes­woman said res­i­dents should take part in the day to com­mem­o­rate the 101st an­niver­sary of sol­diers fight­ing at Gal­lipoli.

New­man RSL, with the sup­port of the Pil­bara Reg­i­ment, A-Troop, will hold an Anzac Day com­mem­o­ra­tive ser­vice from 5.35am at the BHP Hous­ing Of­fice carpark, march­ing to the ceno­taph from 5.45am.

Pil­bara res­i­dents and vis­i­tors can also at­tend the Whim Creek memo­rial at 9.30am on April 21 to recog­nise past and present indige­nous ser­vice­men and women.

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